Boston Pops on Nantucket

Saturday, August 11, 2018

For more than 20 years, the Boston Pops on Nantucket has been the largest and most popular summer event on the island, attracting thousands to Jetties Beach for a night of spectacular entertainment all to raise critical funds for Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Paired with RAIN, A Tribute to the Beatles, conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will deliver another memorable edition of the concert on August 11, 2018. This year’s event chairs are Sarah and Jeff Newton, longtime summer residents of Nantucket who maintain their primary residence in Concord, MA. Nantucket Island Resorts / Jill and Stephen Karp return once again as presenting sponsors of the Boston Pops on Nantucket concert. Major sponsors returning in 2018 include Fidelity Investments.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

2018 Special Guest

The British Invasion will land at Jetties Beach on Nantucket this summer when RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles joins the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra as the special musical guest for the 22nd annual Boston Pops on Nantucket concert to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

General Admission

Pack your blanket, chairs and a picnic. General admission seating attracts a mix of families, music lovers, residents and visitors who set up blankets and chairs on the beach to enjoy a casual and relaxing concert experience. General admission tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children. Children under the age of 5 may attend the concert for free.

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule of events:
Saturday, August 11, 2018

4:30 p.m. – Gates open
6:30 p.m. – Please be seated
6:45 p.m. – Show opener
7:00 p.m. – Showtime
9:05 p.m. – Fireworks

Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re looking for a really fun and meaningful volunteer opportunity, you’ve come to the right place. We need 250 volunteers at each summer’s Boston Pops on Nantucket! If you’re interested in getting involved (plus a free ticket and concert t-shirt) register online.

History of the Event

In 1997, one of Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s most ardent supporters, Kathryn Clauss, had an idea. She wanted to bring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to Nantucket to host a benefit concert for the hospital. No one believed she could pull it off, but with a lot of hard work and help from friends, she did.

VIDEO: Celebrating 20 Years

For over 20 years, thousands of Nantucketers have helped to make the Boston Pops on Nantucket a success. This video highlights a few stories from some of the people involved from the beginning.

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